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Transportation Funding Concepts

Paul Trombino III, Director, Iowa Department of Transportation

For several years, there has been ongoing discussion regarding the transportation funding challenges that exist in Iowa. In an effort to broaden that discussion, Governor Branstad directed the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) to review all transportation funding options and propose some ideas. We have completed our initial review and developed some initial transportation funding concepts. These concepts are not a final recommendation and are not part of our legislative proposals; however, we feel it is important to present these for review and feedback.

Attached to this email is a summary of our draft transportation funding concepts. We believe these concepts warrant additional consideration and a key component of that is the gathering of input and feedback from groups that have a strong interest in Iowa’s transportation system. Therefore, we are asking for you to review this document and provide us with your thoughts, comments and suggestions. 

As you review the document, you will note that there are some unique concepts that will generate a lot of discussion. As you know, there is no easy solution to our transportation funding challenges but we feel this effort will result in discussions that will facilitate a more useful dialogue this coming legislative session.

Please send your feedback and/or questions to Stu Anderson, Director of the Planning, Programming and Modal Division here at the Iowa DOT. Stu can be reached at 515-239-1661 or at stuart.anderson@dot.iowa.gov. In addition, if you are part of a group that would like to have a face-to-face meeting to discuss these concepts, please let Stu know and we will try to accommodate your request.



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